Vintage F.H.Ayres Croquet Set
Good quality 4-person croquet set manufactured by F.H.Ayres Ltd in the early to mid 20th Century. The set is contained within its original pine box with metal strapping and handles.
The set comes with 4 wooden croquet mallets and 4 balls with two balls and two mallets banded for red and two blue. To complete the set there are six metal hoops (four rounded and two square), a post with coloured bands indicating the order of play and four wooden pegs for marking out the playing court.
The set is in good condition for its age and is certainly usable. It is not a brand new set and has been around for almost 100 years old so please do not buy it expecting it to be as new. There are various marks and signs of frequent use on the balls and mallets and patches of rust on some of the hoops. One hoop is slightly shorter than the others but would be level when in the ground.
It is a standard adult size set with the mallets being 39" (100cm) high. The box is 42" long by 11" deep by 10" tall.
The box is sturdy and in good overall condition. There are some age related marks and some small old stains on the top and the top planks have split. Inside the box is clean and tidy and overall it displays very nicely.
Certainly a wonderful set to grace anybody's lawn. The best description I can give comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.